Human Rights for the 21st Century: Jacqueline Bhabha

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for bhabha.jpgCollateral damage amidst the politics of borders and national identities, almost fifty million children under the age of five have no legal identity or claim of citizenship. Whether they are born to undocumented laborers, traveling unaccompanied to seek work or trafficked into bonded slavery, children who are stateless suffer severe social, economic and physical consequences for their lack of status.

Human Rights for the 21st Century: History, Practice, Politics Jacqueline Bhabha Moving Children: Human Rights Dilemmas in Contemporary Child Migration

February 28, 2012, 7:00 PM
McNamara Alumni Center
Heritage Room
200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis (East Bank)

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Collateral damage amidst the politics of borders and national identities, almost fifty million children under the age of five have no legal identity or claim of citizenship. Whether they are born to undocumented laborers, traveling unaccompanied to seek work or trafficked into bonded slavery, children who are stateless suffer severe social, economic and physical consequences for their lack of status.

Jacqueline Bhabha was born into a family well-acquainted with forced migration. Her parents were German Jews who fled Nazi Germany for India, and a decade later settled in Italy. Impacted by her early years and the stories of her parents, she pursued a path in human rights activism - particularly in the areas of migration, refugee protection, children's rights and citizenship. Listen with us as Bhabha, editor of Children without a State: A Global Human Rights Challenge, explores the complex human rights dilemmas associated with child migration in the 21st Century.

Bhabha is the executive director of the University Committee on Human Rights Studies at Harvard University and a lecturer at Harvard Law School. She is a faculty affiliate of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and a lecturer in public policy at the Kennedy School of Government. Bhabha previously directed the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago and was a practicing human rights lawyer in London and ad the European Court of Human Rights.

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